Design and Travel Posts

#diy, Bathroom Design, Interior Design

What Lurks Beneath – Bad Remodel

The Ocean Dunes Fixer has been transformed into a Coastal Modern retreat, but there are still a few projects left to complete, including a new stair railing, fixing drywall cracks, and the primary bathroom. The primary bathroom had a update within the last 10 plus years, so the decision was made to save that bathroom… Continue reading What Lurks Beneath – Bad Remodel

Affordable, Color Design, Interior Design

Color Magic

Color is a great way to establish the mood of a room - bright or dark, joyful or solemn, dramatic or casual, edgy or serene. You can use color to fool the eye, making small rooms seem more spacious, and large rooms seem more intimate. Please note that adding a wonderful, exciting color scheme does… Continue reading Color Magic

Affordable, Organizing, renovation

Storage, Glorious Storage!

I have not had a garage for the vast majority of my adult life, so out of necessity, I have become creative with storage solutions. The best piece of advice I can give you is to reduce the amount of stuff you own. Simply put, just keep the stuff that you actually use. You might… Continue reading Storage, Glorious Storage!

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking, Travel

Highline Trail – Glacier National Park

Views from Highline Jim and I love to visit national parks in the U.S. We have visited many national parks, including North Cascades, Yellowstone, Yosemite, but Glacier National Park, established in 1910 is one of our favorites for several reasons. With over 1 million acres, if you are willing to explore the 734 trails, you… Continue reading Highline Trail – Glacier National Park

Mountain Gardens, Native Plants

Mountain Garden Ideas

We have beautiful views from the build site of our 12+ acre property, which is located in the foothills of the Swan Range. We are lucky to have lots of pine trees, included Douglas-fir, Ponderosa, and Western Larch, which turns a beautiful golden color in the fall before shedding its needles. Although we have a… Continue reading Mountain Garden Ideas

Affordable, Interior Design, Organizing

Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

You are simply fabulous, so shouldn't your wardrobe reflect that fact? One of my favorite authors, Shira Gill (Minimalista) says it best, "Once you curate your closet to reflect who you are and where you want to go, you'll show up in the world as a more present, intentional, and confident version of yourself. No… Continue reading Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

Gardening, Native Plants

Coastal Modern Garden

Jim and I have transformed garden spaces before, including a much larger garden than the Coastal Modern home. We wanted to wait until the inside of the home was complete before we dug into the garden, plus winter is definitely the time to be outside in South Florida. As you can see from the picture… Continue reading Coastal Modern Garden

Interior Design

First Impressions – Entry Spaces

In today's post, I share how to create beautiful and functional entry spaces. In many homes, the entry space serves as a dumping ground for mail, coats, backpacks, shoes, and various misplaced household items that need to be put in their proper place. After reading this post, you will be able to create a welcoming… Continue reading First Impressions – Entry Spaces

Affordable, Interior Design, renovation

Finishing Touches

There are a lot of special touches in the Coastal Modern remodel, including a new front door, a fireplace update, artwork, and lots of plants. Entry The damaged front door was replaced with a fiberglass, hurricane rated door. The door hardware was also replaced with a medium-priced option from the Home Depot. Finally, I provided… Continue reading Finishing Touches

Bathroom Design, Interior Design, renovation

Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal

The material choices for the Coastal Modern guest bathroom include beautiful Veronese Terrazzo tiles, which are paired with these gorgeous Habitat Cloud glossy tiles. The inspiration colors are white, blue, coral-blush, and warm wood tones. Details, Details, Details I am really pleased that Jess at Broedel Plumbing was able to get the guest bathroom fixtures… Continue reading Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal